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About Lou Gehrig
Lou Gehrig, also known as "The Iron Horse", was a professional American baseball player who spent his entire career in the Major League Baseball (MLB) playing for the New York Yankees, with whom he won a total of six World Series championships between 1927 and 1938. He is regarded as one of the greatest first basemen of all time. After 17 seasons in MLB, his career came to a sudden end at the age of 36 after suffering from a grave neuromuscular disorder. He died of the disease 17 days to his 38th birthday.
He was married to Eleanor Gehrig from 1933 until his death in 1941. The marriage was childless.
The neuromuscular disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which forced him to retire from professional baseball and killed him at an early age is now referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease.
He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939.
After the New York Yankees retired his number 4 jersey in 1939, he became the first baseball player in the history of Major League Baseball (MLB) to be honored in that manner.
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Famous quotes by Lou Gehrig
The ballplayer who loses his head, who can't keep his cool, is worse than no ballplayer at all.Lou Gehrig
Lou Gehrig's Popularity
Lou Gehrig was a famous American baseball player, who was born on June 19, 1903. As a person born on this date, Lou Gehrig is listed in our database as the 23rd most popular celebrity for the day (June 19) and the 5th most popular for the year (1903).
People born on June 19 fall under the Zodiac sign of Gemini, the Twins. Lou Gehrig is the 494th most popular Gemini.
Aside from information specific to Lou Gehrig's birthday, Lou Gehrig is the 3438th most famous American and ranks 140th in famous people born in New York City, New York, U.S.
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